Mirna Chacín is a Venezuelan-born Canadian visual artist and freelance professional photographer. Shortly before immigrating to Canada in 2011, her Alma Mater The University of Zulia awarded Mirna for her contribution to strengthening cultural identity and enriching Venezuelan Art history.
Mirna’s artwork has been shown in museums and art galleries. Since she immigrated to Canada she has exhibited: The Paraguana Project, (Contemporary Art Museum of Zulia, Venezuela, 2014), and Where the Sun Rises, (Sur Gallery, Toronto, 2017), a photography and video exhibition about her process to overcome yearning and uprooting as an immigrant. Recent collective exhibitions are: TD Sunfest “Colores de LatinAmerica” (The Arts Project, London,2017-18), and “I Live Here” (Arts Etobicoke, 2018).
Mirna was recipient of the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant from the Toronto Arts Council-2017-2018, RBC Arts Access Fund and the Ontario Arts Council exhibition assistance grant 2017-18.
On November 2017, Mirna was awarded the Community Impact Award from the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto for her outstanding contributions in telling the stories of newcomer inclusion through photography. She is co-founder and photographer of the online cultural magazine Toronto Entero, a member of Neighborhood Arts Network, The Patch Project, and Gallery 44.